Paladar is a Latin American restaurant with a cuisine inspired by Central & South America, Cuba and the Latin Caribbean. It is located inside Annapolis Towne Centre near the free valet parking. I love the decor of this place it reminds me of somewhere in Cuba with the colorful walls and booths to the funky unique lighting.
On more than one occasion, I have stopped in to partake in the daily happy hour. My personal favorite drink is the Mango-Cilantro Margarita, sounds like a crazy combination right?? But it tastes so good!
Over the weekend I stopped in to have dinner rather than Happy Hour. We decided to try some new things since we had never had dinner here before. For drinks we ordered a Rum Punch and a Pomegranate - Ginger Margarita. Once again the drinks did not disappoint! Our waitress who was super helpful, let us know that with the fresh guacamole you can add additional items like Jalapenos, Mango, Shrimp and even BACON! There were several other options but we decided on shrimp and it was yummy! We can't wait to go back and try a different combo!
For starters we had the Braised Beef Ropa Vieja and Jerk Chicken Skewers. Both were absolutely scrumptious! The Jerk Skewers have a mango jerk sauce that gives it a sweet and spicy taste.
Our main course ended up being the next days lunch because we stuffed ourselves on starters! We ordered the 21-DAY Dry Aged Skirt Steak Churrasco and the Mojo Marinated Sockeye Salmon. The skirt steak comes with chimichurri (Chimichurri is a popular South American sauce that generally accompanies meat) and the flavors pop in your mouth! The salmon was out of this world, you can taste the season of the marinade in every bite. All and all we were delighted to discover that Happy Hour wasn't the only thing this place has to offer. We would recommend Paladar to anyone looking for great drinks and apps or for a great dinner dining experience.